Most of the research showed that in Italy more than 50% of the buildings need renovation, that will enhance energy performance and reduce emissions and consumption. In order to improve the energy performance of its buildings, Intesa Sanpaolo Group decided to progressively intervene in large buildings, which consume more energy.
The New Headquarters was designed by Renzo Piano Building Workshop. It is 166 meters high and has 38 floors above ground, including 27 intended for the Bank operating offices. On the lower ground floors 338 parking spaces are available. A multipurpose room, that can host up to 364 spectators (in auditorium set-up) is situated on the ground floor.
In October 2015, the Intesa Sanpaolo Tower was awarded the LEED Platinum certification, the highest given by the Green Building Council, the most authoritative international body for eco-assessment of buildings. In November 2015, the building received the "Award for Commercial or Retail Structures" for the Expedition Engineering and Studio Ossola structural design, award promoted by the Institution of Structural Engineers of London (https://www.istructe.org/structuralawards/home).
In 2016, the skyscraper won the "Building of the Year" award in the "Offices" category, promoted by archdaily website (http://www.archdaily.com), the most visited architecture website in the world, and was finally ranked among the European finalists of the CTBUH Awards in Chicago (read more - PDF 2.429 KB).
Since September 2019, the Executive Centre in Turin is the only one in Europe to have obtained the Leed Platinum certification (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) in both the "new construction" category and in the category "sustainable management" building." The Green Building Council, the most authoritative international body for the eco-evaluation of buildings, has given the skyscraper the second recognition for continuity given to the solutions and good practices adopted in the construction. The tower designed by the Renzo Piano Building Workshop scored 85 points, thus exceeding the threshold needed to reach the most prestigious level. This is thanks to effective actions taken for energy efficiency, sustainable water consumption, material and resource management, employee habits in home-work travel and indoor environmental conditions, such as lighting and air quality.